Friday, September 29, 2006

This, I believe

I felt like I was getting behind on the many fun challenges I had been taking part in. Then, earlier this week, I was listening to National Public Radio and there was an essay called "This, I believe" that was read on the air. The phrase intrigued me. I went to the web site and did a search. I found THIS! What an amazing project. It began in 1951, Edward R. Murrow encouraged people to write an essay about the beliefs that guided their lives. This project is continuing on today and you can read or listen to the essays here. I found them extraordinarily inspiring and it got me thinking about the beliefs that guide my life today. This was a very fun exercise to do. I feel like where I am in my life right now, as a mother of two young children, I'm constantly re-evaluating my values and what's important to me. Since time is such a precious thing, I want to make sure that I spend it doing what matters most. I would encourage you to check out these web sites and think about your personal philosophies and values that guide your own daily life. I also realized that I printed on patterened paper, which was part of Annie's challenge and also played with lettering, as part of Rhonna's. I guess a girl can do it all! Hehe:)
Check out thisIbelieve.org for lots more inspiration! Go ahead, write your own:)

14 comments:

Cassondra said...

VERY COOL!!!! Kari, you continue to amaze!

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful book. I am going now to check out the websites in your post. Thanks!

angi b said...

i am sooo inspired by your book

very

cool

stuff

melissa said...

Beautiful book - love the colors and patterns!

Ginger said...

Kari, this is gorgeous and so uplifting. You have such a healthy outlook through your art. Very, very cool!!!

Lilli said...

Great stuff! This is my first time hearing about the I Believe program.

Ann(i)e said...

This is one of the reasons I LOVE coming to your blog...you always have the coolest stuff to share!!!
I'm off to check out the sites!!
And your project is WONDERFUL!

Hagit said...

What a wonderful book you've created! I love what you wrote about happiness, and agree with you.:)

Norah's said...

I so enjoyed your project.Will be checking out the sites. Thanks
Sharon

la vie en rose said...

i love all these beautiful papers. yummy, yummy, yummy...makes me want to drop what i'm doing and run to the scrapbook store and load up...

Lu said...

you are one bad woman. this is so HOT!!

Michelle said...

I am SO diggin' this project! The philosophy, the colors,the paper, the embellishments! It just ALL makes me happy! I think I need to do one of these. The website is very inspiring too. Thanks for the good news Kari!

melba said...

You blow me away with your creativity and drive and accomplishments!!! I love the links- I just clicked on them quickly, but I want to return.

People comment to me about how do I find the time...but then I look at your post and think the same thing. We are all just doing the best we can and finding moments to capture life and to create in and stay connected is so important.


You have so many good ideas!

Jennifer said...

It's good to know that other people listen to NPR too. :) I am from MN too! Although I happen to live in WI right now. Shameful. :)

I had never thought of doing a belief's book. I think as scrappers we tend to tip-toe around that core word "belief" and jot down things about us that might allude to it but never really hit on the head...so thank you. I will definitely have to start one. Think about what really matters to me and what I truly believe in and get it down.

Thanks again.